Bend Outdoor Worx Announces Pitch Day and Inaugural Breakout Award

Bend Outdoor Worx (BOW), Central Oregon’s outdoor industry accelerator, is pleased to announce the inaugural Bend Outdoor Worx Breakout Award.  The Breakout Award will be a cash prize of $5,000 (and growing) given to an early stage outdoor company in Central Oregon. The Breakout Award will be presented by Beaver Theodosakis at the Oregon Outdoor Alliance event being held on October 14, 2015 at The Old Stone Church.

 

Bend Outdoor Worx Breakout Award was created as part of BOW’s mission to help start-up outdoor companies succeed and thrive in Bend, and as a way to further showcase the outdoor industry cluster in Central Oregon leading up to the Bend Venture Conference. The Breakout Award is available to companies based in Central Oregon, producing or curating an outdoor consumer product, with $1 - $500,000 in gross annual sales.

 

Ten semi finalists of the Breakout Award will be invited to the October 2nd pitch day. The companies will share their vision with a panel of Bend Outdoor Worx mentors. Following the pitch session, three finalists will be selected to present at the Oregon Outdoor Alliance event on October 14th. The three finalists will give a presentation to the audience at the OOA event who will vote to determine a winner.  Keynote speaker, Beaver Theodosakis, founder of Prana and a branding expert with a proven track record of building successful brand in the outdoor lifestyle spaces, will award the check behalf of Bend Outdoor Worx.

 

Sponsors of the Bend Outdoor Worx Breakout Award include Bend Outdoor Worx, HydroFlask, The Bridge, White Summers, and Harrigan Price Fronk.

 

For more information about applying for the Bend Outdoor Worx Breakout Award visit bendoutdoorworx.com and click “Get Application”.

 

For more about the OOA event on October 14th visit oregonoutdooralliance.org